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Melissa's Summer Reading Assignment
You need to access this Summer Reading assignment through your East Side email! If you are having trouble, email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can help you!
Public Libraries Summer Reading Program
Click the picture for the Public Libraries' Summer Reading website!
All NYC public library branches have great programming all summer, along with a fun website that will allow you to track your reading, get suggestions, and get badges for participating! If you need a new public library card, see this page!
Sample Books from the English Reading Assignment
Half upon a Time by
Jack is the son of the infamous Jack who stole the magic beans from the giant, and he is working hard to restore his family’s reputation. Ebook available from the public libraries and Open eBook
Stella by Starlight by
When the Ku Klux Klan rides into Stella's segregated southern town, can she find the bravery to stand up to their prejudice? Available at the public libraries,
Open eBook and Sora.
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by
The zombie apocalypse begins when Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and smell something awful. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! Ebook available at the public libraries, Open eBook & Sora.
The Gauntlet by
When 12-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand, they know it is up to them to defeat the game's diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed. Ebook available at the public libraries and Sora.
Alvin Ho by
Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, is facing something truly scary: the idea that someone he loves might die. Ebook available from the public libraries, Open eBook and Sora.
Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. One day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens that it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and it soon becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. Ebook series available from the public libraries, the East Side library and Sora.
El Deafo by
Starting at a new school is scary, even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! Ebook available from the public libraries, the East Side library and Sora.
Game Changer by
Teddy Youngblood is one of the most talented incoming freshman football players on the team. After an incident at practice that lands Teddy in a coma, his family must fight to figure out what really happened. Ebook available from the public libraries and Sora.